Is Your Glass Half Empty?

What does your glass look like these days? Has the economy put a hole in it? Or, are you one of the few who understands some of the most successful businesses in the world began in a recession? Companies such as Burger King, Microsoft and FedEx, to name a few, started in a down economy.

Winston Churchill once said,

Winston Churchill


“The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

These days most people want to talk about banks not lending, an unstable market and an uncertain future. Let me ask you a question, do you think we are in a recession? If so, do you think it will last forever? History has shown us whenever this country has gone through a recessionary period a booming economy has followed. So, will you sit on the sidelines and wait? Or, will you jump in now and be one of the few who is prepared when that time comes? Do you realize real estate prices are the lowest they’ve been in years? You can negotiate lease agreements that would have been unheard of just a few years ago. The Internet and social media alone present an incredible opportunity to begin a new business with minimal start-up costs. You have more resources, as a business owner, at your fingertips than ever before.

Don’t let anyone tell you this is a bad time to pursue your dream! Furthermore, if you find yourself surrounded by others whose glass is half empty, you need to find some new friends. Most often, it is those closest to you who will discourage you most. You have to understand it isn’t because they don’t want you to succeed. But, if you follow your dream and you’re successful then they will be forced to follow theirs. Remember, “whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”(Henry Ford) Why not surround yourself with people who think you can!

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